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Darlings softball looks down home stretch

By Staff
The Darlings season is winding down. This week's reports include:
The Purple Hornets jumped out to a 3-2 lead after one inning, but the Snag-n-Tag closed the gap in the second and took the lead in the third.
Snag-n-Tag: K. Coots 3b, 1b; A. Hicks 1b; S. Holmes 2b, 1b; J. O'Neil 3b; S. Chaney 1b (2); C. Whitlow 1b.
Purple Hornets: S. Shirley 1b; M. Whitley 1b; K. Hill 3b, 2b; K. Ramey 3b; K. Kirkham 1b; P. Reeves 3b, 1b; J. Merriman 1b; L. Green 1b.
The Red Hots claimed a 6-2
advantage after two innings, but made the game one-sided with a seven-run fifth inning.
Red Hots: A. Eddy 1b (3); T. Halbrooks 2b, 1b (2); K. Faulk 1b (3); A. Hill 2b (3); S. Howard 2b, 1b; C. Legg 2b, 1b (2); J. Wallace 1b (3); H. Grove 1b; J. Abercrombie 2b, 1b (2); H. Stiles 1b (2).
Stars: L. Robinson 2b, 1b; H. Howard 3b, 1b; J. Holladay 1b; P. Patterson 1b (2); J. Wallace 1b; M. Gassaway 1b; A. Craig 3b.
The Hot Shots claimed a trio of four-run innings and one two-run inning as they removed the Purple Hornets stingers.
Hot Shots: K. Gentle 3b, 2b 1b (2); A. Bonner 3b, 1b (2); M. Smith 3b, 1b (2); J. Livingston 1b; E. Elledge 3b; B. Steadman 2b, 1b; M.B. Ryan 1b (2); M.G. Ward 1b (3); A. Henson 1b (2).
Purple Hornets: S. Shirley 1b; M. Whitley 1b; K. Hill 2b, 1b; P. Reeves 1b; K. Ramey 1b; K. Kirkham 1b; C. Willingham 1b; M. Billups 1b.
After holding an early lead, the Broadway Babes were facing the prospect of extra innings as they stepped for their final regulation at-bat. The Tiger Paws battled back to tie the game at 5-5 going into the bottom of the fifth.
But the Babes plated the game-winning run in the bottom half to end the contest.
Broadway Babes: E. Pheny 2b, 1b; J. Locklear 3b; J. Shadden 3b, 1b (2); T. Nance 1b; H. Bates 2b; B. Scogin 1b; T. Latham 3b, 1b.
Tiger Paws: E. Russell 1b (2); E. Terry 3b; E. Nix 1b (2); J. Thompson 1b (2); A.A. Glasgow 1b (2); H. Waddell 1b; C. Chappell 1b; M. Gillett 1b.
The Purple Hornets scored in all five innings, with a seven-run blitz coming in the fourth. The Babes claimed three-run innings in the first and third.
Purple Hornets: S. Shirley 3b, 1b (3); J. Lewis 1b; K. Hill 3b, 2b, 1b (2); P. Reeves 1b (2); K. Ramey 1b (4); K. Kirkham 1b (3); J. Raines 1b (3); M. Billups 2b, 1b (2); L. Green 2b, 1b.
Broadway Babes: E. Pheny 1b; J. Locklear 2b; J. Shadden 1b (2); K. King 1b (2); T. Nance 1b (2); H. Bates 1b; M. Nelson 1b (2); T. Miller 1b; T. Latham 1b.
A seven-run third inning provided the margin of victory as the Hot Shots downed the Snag-n-Tag.
Hot Shots: K. Gentle 2b; A. Bonner 2b, 1b (2); C. Mayfield 1b; M. Smith 1b (3); J. Livingston 2b, 1b; E. Elledge HR, 2b, 1b; B. Steadman 1b (2); M. B. Ryan 1b; M.G. Ward 2b, 1b; A. Henson 1b; H. Dean 2b, 1b.
Snag-n-Tag: K. Coots 2b, 1b (2); A. Hicks 1b; S. Holmes 3b (2), 1b; O. Golden HR, 1b (2); S. Chaney 3b, 2b, 1b; O. Ellis 1b; B. Bennich 1b.
The Hot Shots lived up to their name as they left the Stars in the dust. The Hot Shots started the game with back-to-back six-run innings and followed with an nine-run blitz in the third. The Stars plated pairs in the first two innings and five in the third, but they couldn't keep pace with the Shots.
Hot Shots: K. Gentle HR, 3b, 1b; A. Bonner 1b (2); C. Mayfield 1b (3); M. Smith 1b (2); J. Livingston 1b (2); E. Elledge HR, 2b; B. Steadman 1b (3); M.B. Ryan 2b, 1b (2); M.G. Ward 2b, 1b (2); A. Henson 1b (2); S. Hogan 2b, 1b; H. Dean 1b.
Stars: H. Patterson 1b; L. Robinson 1b (2); H. Howard HR, 1b; J. Holladay HR; P. Patterson 1b; J. Wallace 1b (2); M. Gassaway 1b; A. Craig 3b; H. Sharp 2b, 1b.
After trailing the Purple Hornets 10-3, the Tiger Paws evened the game at 10-10 with a seven-run rally in the third inning. They added for more runs in the fourth inning and limited the Hornets to three runs to preserve the win.
Tiger Paws: E. Russell 2b, 1b; A. Staudt 2b (2), 1b; E. Nix 1b (2); E. Terry 2b, 1b; J. Thompson 2b, 1b (2); A.A. Glasgow 1b (3); H. Waddell 1b; C. Chappell 1b; C. Echols 2b; D. Terry 3b, 1b; B. Cobb 1b.
Purple Hornets: S. Shirley 3b, 1b (2); K. Hill 3b, 2b, 1b; P. Reeves 1b (4); K. Ramey 1b (4); M. Whitley 1b (3); L. Green 1b (2); M. Billups 1b (2); C. Willingham 1b; J. Lewis 1b (3).
The Tiger Paws scored multiple runs each inning as they swamped a Red Hots team that scored 15 runs themselves. However, the Red Hots suffered through two scoreless innings, making the difference in the game.
Tiger Paws: A. Eddy 1b (3); K. Faulk 2b, 1b (2); S. Howard 3b, 2b, 1b; A. Hill 3b, 2b, 1b; S. Ray 1b (3); T. Halbrooks 1b; C. Legg 2b, 1b; H. Echols 1b (3); J. Wallace 1b (2); J. Abercrombie 1b; H. Grove 1b.
Red Hots: E. Russell 2b, 1b (3); E. Nix 2b, 1b (3); A. Staudt 2b, 1b (2); L. Terry 2b (3), 1b; J. Thompson 3b, 2b (2); 1b; A.A. Glasgow 3b, 2b, 1b (2); C. Chappell 1b (2); H. Waddell 1b (2); C. Echols 1b (3); D. Terry 2b, 1b; M. Gillett 1b (3).
The Hot Shots leapt to an early lead with a six-run first inning, but needed a five-run rally in the third to fend off the determined Broadway Babes.
Hot Shots: K. Gentle 3b, 1b (2); A. Bonner HR, 1b (2); S. Hogan 1b (2); M. Smith 2b, 1b; J. Livingston 1b; E. Elledge 2b (2); B. Steadman 1b (2); M.B. Ryan 2b, 1b; M.G. Ward 1b; A. Henson 1b.
Broadway Babes: E. Pheny 1b (2); J. Locklear 1b (2); J. Shadden HR, 2b, 1b; K. King 2b, 1b (2); T. Nance 1b (2); T. Miller 1b; H. Miller 1b (2); T. Latham 1b.
Snag-n-Tag 11, Red Hots 6:
The Snag-n-Tag broke into the lead when they scored three runs in the top of the third inning. Prior to that, the Red Hots had answered run for run, but could only muster one run in response to the third-inning challenge.
Snag-n-Tag: K. Coots 2b, 1b (2); A. Hicks 3b; S. Holmes 1b (2); O. Golden HR, 2b, 1b; S. Chaney 2b, 1b; O. Ellis 2b; J. O'Neal 1b; B. Bennich 1b; A. Eve 1b.
Red Hots: A. Eddy 1b (3); K. Faulk 1b; S. Ray 1b; A. Hill 2b, 1b; H. Echols 1b; S. Howard 2b, 1b; C. Legg 2b; H. Grove 1b; T. Halbrooks 1b; J. Abercrombie 1b.
The Tiger Paws plated 11 runs over the course of the second and third innings, the difference in the game.
Tiger Paws: E. Russell 1b (3); E. Nix 1b (3); A. Staudt HR, 1b (2); L. Terry HR, 1b (2); J. Thompson 2b, 1b; A.A. Glasgow 1b (3); M. Gillett 1b (2); C. Echols 1b; D. Terry 1b (2).
Stars: H. Patterson 2b, 1b; L. Robinson 2b, 1b; H. Howard HR; B. Martin 1b; P. Patterson 1b (2); J. Wallace 2b, 1b; M. Gassaway HR; A. Craig 1b; H. Sharp 2b.
The Broadway Babes were briefly in the lead when they scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning, but the Snag-n-Tag answered with four in the bottom half and played shutout defense in the top of the fifth to preserve the win.
Snag-n-Tag: K. Coots 1b (2); A. Hicks 1b (3); S. Holmes 2b, 1b (2); O. Golden HR, 2b; 1b; S. Chaney 1b (2); O. Ellis 1b (2); J. O'Neal 2b, 1b (2); B. Bennich 1b; C. Whitlow 1b (2).
Broadway Babes: E. Pheny 1b (2); J. Locklear 3b, 1b; J. Shadden 2b, 1b (2); K. King 1b (3); T. Nance 1b (2); T. Miller 1b (2); H. Bates 1b; T. Latham 1b (3); M. Nelson 1b; A. Timm 1b (2).

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